Sunset Music Fest Kicks Off Summer in Tampa Memorial Weekend

Disco Donnie Presents and Sunset Events are ready to kick off summer in the Sunshine State with the Sunset Music Festival 2016.

Sunset Music Festival

Tampa’s largest dance and EDM music event will take place Memorial weekend, May 28-29 at Raymond James Stadium.

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The Top Central Florida Air Shows for 2016

The temperate weather in Florida means we are blessed with air shows year-round, and if your family loves to be entertained by the friendly skies, 2016 has quite a few events worth checking out.

US Navy Blue Angels Photos by: Carol Garreans
US Navy Blue Angels Photos by: Carol Garreans

Here are the ones to add to your calendar:

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Sunset Music Festival Will Make Tampa Dance May 23-24, 2015

If you love EDM, this weekend’s Sunset Music Festival 2015 in Tampa is the place you want to be.

Sunset Music Festival 2015 in Tampa

We told you about this festival earlier this year, but this is the weekend, May 23 and 24, it all goes down at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. It’s your last chance to make plans to attend.

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Single Session Tickets On Sale for 2015 NCAA Women’s Final Four at Amalie Arena in Tampa

Looking to check out the 2015 NCAA Women’s Final Four games in Tampa next week? Single-session tickets are now on sale for games to be played at Amalie Arena.

2015 NCAA Women's Final Four games in Tampa

For only the third time in NCAA women’s basketball history, all four No. 1 seeds (Maryland, Notre Dame, South Carolina, and returning national champion UConn) have advanced to the Women’s Final Four.

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Out and About: Oh the Carnage at Monster Jam in Tampa; Tickets Available for Orlando January 24

Monster Jam Tampa January 17, 2015

Monster Jam will be in Orlando at the Citrus Bowl this weekend, but this past weekend, we had the opportunity to see Monster Jam in Tampa’s Raymond James Stadium, and it was quite the spectacle.

We got there early for the pit pass party, where you could meet the drivers, but there were so many people waiting in line that the kids decided they just wanted to play before the show started.

Monster Jam Tampa January 17, 2015
The qualifying races at Monster Jam Tampa January 17, 2015

Gates opened at 5pm, and we were lucky to have received club seats to review the show. This meant we had a lounge area to relax in before the event started, as well as access to The Club Grill, where we grabbed a bite to eat. It was expensive, but at least the burger came with a toppings bar with items like chili, bacon, and liquid cheese.

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Charlie Sheen to Bring Tour to Tampa in April

With the endless stream of Charlie Sheen stories in the media, it’s kinda hard not to know that he’s taking his show on the road.

And believe it or not, he’s actually selling out venues in record time. Last week he sold out Radio City Music Hall in New York City in 9 minutes. They’ve had to add a second show in many markets to handle the ticket demands.

I’m starting to think Sheen is onto something with his recent stream of consciousness playing out in public to the world.

At any rate, I just got word that Sheen is bringing his “My Violent Torpedo of Truth” live show to the St Pete Times Forum in Tampa on April 22, 2011.

If you want to buy tickets, they’re available via Ticketmaster with the majority of seats from floor to second level going for $86.75 per ticket, and third level tickets going from $46.75 to $66.75. These prices do not include the TM fees and taxes.

For the die-hard Sheen fan, or those who hope to bask in his Winning glow, there is an official meet & greet package available that includes one reserved seat in the first 10 rows, and a meeting and photo with the one and only Charlie Sheen. Those are going for $572.25 per person.

I’m not planning to go, but if you do, drop me a line and let me know how it was.

[The photo used on this post is from Sheen’s official tour graphics]

Busch Gardens in Tampa Unveils Details of Two New Attractions

Yesterday we reported on a new attraction at Discovery Cove, but it appears that sister park Busch Gardens in Tampa is also announcing not one, but two new attractions for the coming year.

The two are inter-related and inspired by one of the fastest animals known to man – the cheetah.

Cheetah Run is a new area at the park dedicated to the fast cat. Located in the former home of the Budweiser Clydesdales, guests will get the chance to witness Cheetahs in action. Elevated glass-paneled viewing areas with interactive touch screens will allow guests to learn everything about these magnificent animals.

Of course, there has to be a signature ride, and Busch Gardens is covering that with a new rollercoaster called Cheetah Hunt. If you feel the need for speed, this ride is for you.

Using Linear Synchronous Motion, which is basically using the force of repelling magnets to propel the ride, Cheetah Hunt launches riders from 0 to 60 in a matter of seconds – THREE times.

The first launch propels the train out of its station and into the grasslands that surround the new area. Moments later, a second burst of speed accelerates riders to 60 mph and up into the ride’s signature tower element that climbs more than 10 stories above the African landscape before plunging 130 feet into a subterranean trench. At the far end of this three-quarter-mile path, a third burst of speed rockets the train back across the plain toward the station.

Yowsa!

I’m looking forward to this new area because cheetahs have always been one of my favorite animals.

Busch Gardens says that Cheetah Hunt and Cheetah Run will be open in spring 2011.

If the company-supplied artist renderings haven’t tempted you, perhaps this video by Busch Gardens will:

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